The Kingkiller Chronicles have been optioned for TV adaptation!
Some fantastic news for the day! The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss have been optioned for a TV adaptation by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Eric Heisserer (of Hours and The Thing) will be adapting the series and will also work as an executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston […]Read More
4th of July
At our weekly blog scheduling meeting I made a comment about something American (as I unfortunately do too much) and my colleagues jumped on the chance to get me to write a blog post for Independence Day (4th of July). I did at one point in this conversation threaten to declare Independence . . . […]Read More
Locus Award winners from Gollancz!
Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our authors won trophies at the Locus Awards ceremony over the weekend. So, give out a hearty cheer and please raise your glasses to: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi, winner of the Locus award for best Science Fiction Novel. and THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed, […]Read More
Films and books – exploring parallel universes
We interrupt your normal Friday Reads with a special post.
Today Gollancz says farewell (for now) to Mark Stay who is off to have adventures in film making and become our future Robot Overlord! Mark is an integral part to the Gollancz Team and we’re going to miss him terribly. We also couldn’t be happier for him. Good luck, Mark!
Now, we’ll let Mark tell you a little but more books, films and robots!Read More
The author of 1984 would have been 110 today…
George Orwell was born today (as Eric Blair) in 1903. A writer of immense importance and varied output he is best known for his novel 1984. And as we’re on an SF and Fantasy blog it’s the one I shall limit myself to here. Even if that does mean ignoring the perfect satire of Animal […]Read More
Superhero Week: Man of Steel and other stories
This week sees the release of Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to be adapted from the DC comic. In other news, and by no means a coincidence, it also happens to be Superhero Week here at Gollancz (any excuse…). Superhero Week involves a lot of (sometimes heated) chat about our favourite movie adaptations, comics, […]Read More
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
We tell you about what we’re reading, what we’re watching and now what we’re listening to… must be because of our exquisite taste. Here, Charlie gets excited about Daft Punk’s latest album, Random Access Memories.Read More
Happy Star Wars Day: A heated Ewok exchange
Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with you! Today’s post is the best of the heated debate around the Gollancz office this week on the value of Ewoks. Love them? Hate them? There’s a pretty powerful sway on both sides, but we will let you decide for yourself. Rest assured it has […]Read More
Titanic 101: The Ghost from the Grand Banks
It was 101 years ago today that the one of the greatest – certainly the most famous – of all maritime disasters occurred: the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With a hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, the Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and sank, […]Read More
The Westeros Wagon and Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones
To celebrate the release of Game of Thrones Season 2 HBO UK sent the Westeros Wagon around London. When we found out the Westeros Wagon would be around the corner from our offices . . . Team Gollancz took a few minutes to hand out copies of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones. . . . and there […]Read More
It started with a title: a special guest post from Den Patrick
It started with a title. My girlfriend at the time commented my ears were ‘so pale they looked like porcelain’. I was hideously hungover and being pale has always been my standard look. ‘The Boy with the Porcelain Ears, that would make a great book title’, I said. That was nearly ten years ago. I […]Read More
Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…? And then you saw the movie. Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and […]Read More